Arsenal fans are absolutely livid that Arsenal could be about to sell Olivier Giroud to Chelsea.

At first, Giroud was supposed to sign for Dortmund.

The 31-year-old wants to leave Arsenal in search of more playing time and Dortmund need a striker if they’re going to sanction Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to the Gunners.

It seemed like the perfect deal until Chelsea came wading in.

Antonio Conte’s side also needs a forward and, despite Arsenal reportedly demanding between £30m-£35m for the 31-year-old, he could be an option.

This would mean the Gunners have sold another first team striker to a rival in a little over a week.

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi could end up going to Dortmund on loan until the end of the season in order to fix the Bundesliga side’s attacking problems but that would allegedly only happen if Arsenal reduced Giroud’s asking price so the Blues could buy him.

For Arsenal, it seems like a catch 22 but for Gooners it’s a no-brainer: we can’t sell Giroud to Chelsea.

Remember when the Blues pulled the plug on Demba Ba’s loan move to Arsenal in 2013? Why should we knowingly strengthen a rival club in a key area? Especially when they wouldn’t do the same for us?

Before people bring up Petr Cech’s move across London in 2015, there’s a huge difference between them allowing a goalkeeper who’s 30+ and past his best to leave, to a striker who’s still capable of banging in 15 goals a season.

Aubameyang will come to Arsenal regardless. The 28-year-old isn’t welcome at Dortmund. Contrary to what some are saying, Chelsea aren’t in a position of power so why bow to them?